What is LEED Certification?

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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to rate and evaluate the environmental sustainability and performance of a building. A building earns credits by using environmentally friendly materials in construction, taking into account long-term sustainability through water conservation, efficient energy usage and more.

The goal is to offer a framework to encourage efficient resource usage and ensure a building has environmentally conscious elements.

Barrister Executive Suites is dedicated to supporting efforts to encourage environmental responsibility, which is why the majority of our office locations throughout Southern California are LEED Certified. Examples of Barrister LEED Certified buildings include:

Pasadena Office Suite: Corporate Center Pasadena, LEED Gold Certified (Pictured)

Marina Del Rey Office Suite: Marina Towers, LEED Silver Certified

San Diego Office Suite: Downtown San Diego in Procopio Tower, LEED Gold Certified

San Diego Mission Valley Office Suite: Hazard Center, LEED Gold Certified

Torrance Office Suite: Pacific Center, LEED Certified

In order to provide varying degrees of dedication to environmental sustainability, there are four different levels, which are designated by a points system:

  • Certified: 40-49 points earned
  • Silver: 50-59 points earned
  • Gold: 60-79 points earned
  • Platinum: 80+ points earned

Each point corresponds to a way in which the building is environmentally friendly, which can be anything from energy efficient lighting to reduced water usage.

To find out more information on LEED certification, visit new.usgbc.org/leed.